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Can one get overdose on Temazepam?

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Posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2015
Question: My partner has taken 4-5 temazepan sleeping pills but I'm concerned she may have taken a couple more than that. How many does it take to overdose?They were 10mg each dose (tablet)
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Answered by Dr. Matt Wachsman (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
good and bad but YOU CANNOT TAKE THE CHANCE.

Detailed Answer:
basically, you can't take the chance. In overdose situations the MAJORITY of patients have something in their system MORE than just the overdose medication and this is essentially ALWAYS bad.

while valium like drugs alone were invented to be very safe from fatality ALONE, they are involved in a very large percentage of the FATAL OVERDOSES, because people always lie and they are never just on the benzodiazepine alone.

Any overtaking of a controlled substance that is more than double the prescription requires immediate emergency evaluation. (so, if someone forgot and took another SINGLE pill ... not worth the bother, but more than that it can easily be serious/fatal). 5 pills is easily very bad.
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Can one get overdose on Temazepam?

Brief Answer: good and bad but YOU CANNOT TAKE THE CHANCE. Detailed Answer: basically, you can't take the chance. In overdose situations the MAJORITY of patients have something in their system MORE than just the overdose medication and this is essentially ALWAYS bad. while valium like drugs alone were invented to be very safe from fatality ALONE, they are involved in a very large percentage of the FATAL OVERDOSES, because people always lie and they are never just on the benzodiazepine alone. Any overtaking of a controlled substance that is more than double the prescription requires immediate emergency evaluation. (so, if someone forgot and took another SINGLE pill ... not worth the bother, but more than that it can easily be serious/fatal). 5 pills is easily very bad.